Acceptance of what’s here now.

It’s easy, or relatively easy, to accept life in this moment when things are going okay. When one is feeling happy. When one is not being triggered by lack of money or lack of good health or lack of friends, or lack of a relationship, or lack of………………………………………..Or the...

“Stay true to yourself and what appears will be beyond belief.”

How are things for you at this time between Christmas and the New Year?Do you have a strong feeling about it being the end of the year? Some people do. Maybe because there is a ritual and tradition that has meaning and divides up life into years. Maybe it really is...

I can do this.

How well do you know you? What do you have to know to know yourself? Is it about how good you are at doing things? Or what knowledge you have? Or what makes you angry? Or knowing how you react to authority? Or knowing you don’t like a certain type of person? Or...

How to stop your mind.

Can you feel the stillness inside you?If you stop thinking just for a moment, can you feel the stillness? Maybe you wonder how to stop thinking. Maybe you are trying to work out how to stop – but that is using your thinking, isn’t it?Maybe you think that if you could...

Caring for yourself.

Caring for yourself.This is not simple. Not as simple as having a massage now and then. Not as simple as having time to read a book. Not as simple as having a holiday. There seem to be so many facets involved. There is caring for the body: thinking about the food we...

What are your thinking patterns?

What sort of pattern does your thinking take?For me, the first trigger to thinking could be noticing a sound, a word, something visual, a sensation in my body or even a thought. Then there is an automatic, speed of lightening movement to ongoing thinking. This...

Essential questions

Sometimes essential questions arise. What is my purpose? What is life about? These often arise in times of pain or crisis. Life can keep us busy – jobs, family, obligations, groups, expectations, people to look after.BUT, when one or some or all of these...

Fear can limit one’s life

Did you ever read that book “Feel the fear and do it anyway”? I did. I owned it for years but didn’t reread it. Nice idea. Nice concept but it just seemed so hard to feel fear and still do the thing that I thought was causing the fear. I’m the sort of person who feels...

An adventure into this moment

An adventure into this moment.This moment, not the next and not the last but right here, right now. Not talking about it but being.So if I accept and are willing to be right here right now, in this moment, what might happen? Do I know? And, if I don’t know, then it...

Unable to control life: the boom box story

No control over your life.Isn't it just plain awful, plain horrible, when something is happening in your life that makes you feel very uncomfortable and you can't get away from it? Feels like you have no control over your life. At all. What are you supposed to do?And...